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Percutaneous treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by chronic thrombosis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(1): 76-79 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.49207

Percutaneous treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by chronic thrombosis

Müslüm Şahin1, Süleyman Aktürk2, Mustafa Bulut1, Cevat Kırma1
1Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
2Department of Cardiology, Gebze Yuzyıl Hospital, Istanbul

Chronic upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) are becoming increasingly common due to the use of indwelling catheters and implantable central venous access devices. Hypercoagulable syndromes, malignancy, extrinsic compression, tumor invasion are other reasons. Endovascular management of chronic UEDVT and SVCS is accepted as an important first- line treatment given its high overall success rate and low morbidity as compared
with medical and surgical treatments. In this case, we present successful managed by stenting of superior vena cava obstruction syndrome as a result of chronic thrombosis.

Keywords: Angioplasty, ballon, chronic thrombosis, stents, superior vena cava syndrome.

How to cite this article
Müslüm Şahin, Süleyman Aktürk, Mustafa Bulut, Cevat Kırma. Percutaneous treatment of superior vena cava syndrome caused by chronic thrombosis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(1): 76-79

Corresponding Author: Müslüm Şahin, Türkiye
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